Planning matters

Unlock the Mysteries of Your Pension Plan

Unlocking the Mysteries of Your Pension Plan   Do you understand how your pension plan works and the value it brings to your overall retirement picture? Join the Johnson Bixby team of retirement planning experts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, for a Ripple Event on Unlocking the Mysteries of Your Pension Plan. Topics…

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The Impact of Giving Circles

Likely you’ve heard the term “giving circle” – it’s a collective philanthropy term that’s become something of a buzzword lately. However, this is not a new phenomenon. Giving circles of various types have existed across cultures throughout history. So, what is a giving circle? In giving circles, people with common interests, concerns or backgrounds come…

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Introducing Ripple Impact NW: A Confluence of Values, Experience and Community Need

“If you want it, save your pennies.” This is the phrase I heard as a child when I asked for something not necessarily expensive, but not necessarily a need either. I learned if I wanted something, I would need to do something to earn some pennies. Growing up, I found great satisfaction in earning money…

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2022 First Quarter Market Review and Looking Ahead

After another positive year of equity returns in 2021, the first quarter of 2022 saw negative returns in both equity and fixed income markets. While many economists were anticipating the challenges of high inflation and continued supply chain disruptions to begin easing in 2022, the Russian invasion of Ukraine exacerbated both market headwinds. Additionally, in…

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Spring: A Season to Prep, Plan and Plot

The first weekend in March marked the 13-year anniversary in our current home. Luckily, the weather was pre-spring perfect, so I celebrated by prepping my yard for springtime planting. As I bustled around the yard, listening to the neighborhood sounds, I thought about how many things have changed since we moved in and allowed myself…

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